Are you suffering from sexual problems? Do you feel like you’ve lost energy and interest when it comes to sex? Perhaps you fear that sex and intimacy issues are hurting your relationship. Does one person in your relationship desire sexual activity more than the other? Maybe sex does not feel as satisfying as it used to. Are you suffering from sexual dysfunctions that make sex difficult or painful? Do you just want a normal sexual life again?
Struggling with sex and intimacy issues can be a confusing, frustrating and even seemingly helpless experience. Issues concerning sexuality can be both emotionally and physically painful and stem from a number of factors. Everything from painful intercourse to orgasm problems can be challenging to your sex life and especially trying if you are in a relationship. You may even fear that your significant other will reconsider the relationship if sex doesn’t improve. Beyond complications, such as premature or delayed orgasms, often unmatched desire is a major problem. When one person in a relationship desires sexual activity more than the other, emotional and physical issues can arise.
Sexual issues can be difficult to face, but it is vital that you seek help. While many believe they can wait these problems out or solve them alone, this is generally not the case. Issues concerning sexuality can go much deeper than simple physicality. Getting to the root of the issue and working on them is pivotal to getting your sex life back to normal.
You Are Not Alone In Seeking Sex Therapy
Sex therapy is much more common than you may think. Due to a number of factors, sexual issues affect countless couples. And, the added stress of a sexual issue can make everyday tasks and life feel more difficult. You may spend more time during the day worrying about sex than actually having it.
Far too often, individuals and couples will turn to friends or even the Internet for advice rather than a credentialed counselor. This is not the way to go about solving issues, and consulting these types of sources can even hurt you in the long run. Stress from work, family life or other factors can be a major contributing factor and also needs to be addressed. This stress can create a disconnect in your life and your relationships. Whether just within yourself or between you and your partner, addressing stress and disconnection can go a long way to promote healing.
More often than you may think, issues concerning sex, drive and potency are caused by a lack of connection. A poor connection causes emotional issues for both partners. While many believe sexual problems to be purely physical, it is imperative to identify, explore and address the emotional issues in tandem with the physical. As our culture has become more disconnected, our emotional lives have been damaged as well. Spending more time on our smartphones than talking to each other can cause great harm to our relationships. It is imperative to fix these emotional issues in order to repair this damage. The good news is that there is help and hope. An experienced and compassionate sex therapist can help you identify the underlying issues that are causing sex-related issues and promote closeness and intimacy in your relationship.
Sex Therapy Can Help You Get To The Root Cause Of Your Sexual And Relationship Issues
Therapy can be very effective in solving sexual issues. However, sex therapy is only effective if we work together. I work very closely with individuals and couples, making sure we collaborate to solve the issue. I also create a therapy plan that addresses your unique issues, needs and goals, and I can efficiently help you tackle whatever issues you may be facing.
Sex therapy does not take forever. My work is generally short term, but you must be willing to be open, honest and engage in the therapy process. This includes doing some work on your own between sessions, not simply working on issues during sessions with me. This work includes everything from multimedia experiences such as watching videos and keeping a journal to helping you make time at home to discuss issues outside of therapy.
I focus on medical issues that many sex therapists simply leave up to the client’s doctor. While many counselors focus on the physical and mental parts of sex therapy, I work with a dedicated team of physical therapists, sexual medicine qualified physicians and other medical specialists to help solve sexual issues in a more methodical way. I can also work with your personal physician if he or she is sufficiently trained in sexual medicine. Taking the team approach allows me to create a comprehensive treatment plan. By working with you mentally, emotionally, physically and medically, I can more effectively address the underlying issues that are affecting your sex life.
Seeking sex therapy can be difficult for both individuals and couples, but I’ve found that humor helps to put everyone at ease. This, along with my significant experience, is what I pride myself on. With my methods, credentials and an individualized therapy plan, we can work together and effectively address the sexual issues you are experiencing. You can reconnect with your partner and return your sex life to normal.
While you may see the benefits in Sex Therapy, you still may have a few questions or concerns, such as…
My partner does not want to come to sessions with me.
From my experience, sexual issues are rarely one person’s problem. When in a relationship, any sexual problem is a shared relationship problem. It is important that I speak with both of you to help you solve this issue. While many couples believe they can just see a marriage counselor or figure it out themselves, most marriage counselors are not specifically trained to solve sexual problems. I prefer to speak to each member of the couple separately and then have a session together. I’ve found this helps get to the root of the problem.
I’ve heard that sex therapy can be expensive and take a long time.
If you value your sexual well-being and partnership, it is sometimes necessary for you to invest in your personal and relationship health. Most people get out-of-network coverage from their insurance companies. I help clients deal with the complexities of insurance. Additionally, my work is short-term, provided you are willing to engage openly and honestly in sessions and do some work outside of sessions as well. And, nothing is more important than maintaining your relationship. I also make myself available to accommodate busier schedules. I am available on evenings and Saturdays, making sure that therapy is available to anybody, no matter how busy your schedule is.
I can figure this out myself.
Whatever is causing trouble in your sex life is likely beyond what you can see on your own. Were that the case, you would already be addressing the issue. My therapy sessions focus on the physical, mental, emotional and medical aspects of sex therapy. Additionally, we work together the entire time to ensure proper treatment.
Sex Therapy Can Help You Get Your Life Back
Feel free to give me a call at 206-244-8788 to set up an appointment. I’m happy to talk with you about sex therapy as well as answer any questions you have about my practice.